Tord Gustavsen Trio in co-operation with the young singer Synne Sanden will open Oslo Jazz Festival 2014 at Opera House on Monday. The ensemble is expanded with several guests, including trumpeter Arve Henriksen and other strong lyrical voices. Musically, this may point towards chamber jazz, lyrical minimalism, strong melodies, open soundscapes, subtle groove and abstract gospel, and the audience will be witness to Gustavsen’s universe in a way that is both recognizable and new.
Oslo Jazz Festival was held for the first time in 1986. The festival always has an emphasis on quality and history, and you will find practically every genre represented, from ragtime to rap via main styles swing, bop and modern electric and acoustic forms.
The one-week festival includes about 80 events and has built a strong reputation among performers, their agencies and audiences alike for being a warm and professionally executed festival.
11/8/2014 – 16/8/2014